Energy Container powers off-grid biodynamic farm
29. May 2019

Intech Clean Energy nominated to participate in dena RES Program

Press release

Intech Clean Energy, based in Germany, is one of the companies selected to implement a reference project for its innovative renewable energy solution, the Energy Container, as part of the dena Renewable Energy Solutions Program (dena RES Program). With this program, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the German Energy Agency helps German companies wishing to establish renewable energy technologies in foreign markets.

The Energy Container developed by Intech in Germany is coupled with renewable energy sources such as solar, water or wind and supplies buildings and machines with electricity. The system can thus be used as an alternative to grid connection in remote areas. According to Mr. Christoph Vollmer, Managing Director of Intech, the system was developed to replace diesel or liquefied petroleum gas power generators worldwide with power generation from renewable energy sources. Since electricity from sun and wind is not constantly available, the energy container is equipped with an appropriate storage system and the necessary monitoring equipment.

Components of the reference plant have already been delivered to an organic farm in the French region of Alsace. The "Un Jardin et des Graines" farm is not connected to the power grid and the Intech energy container takes over its entire power supply. The renewable energy source will be a solar powered system, which will be partly installed on the energy container and partly on the roof of an outbuilding. The total energy demand will be generated by the sun. For the French organic farmer, this is a good opportunity to put his sustainable convictions into practice.

The first systems have already been delivered to Australia (McKinlay) and Canada. Meanwhile, increasing demand from Europe and Africa has been clearly noted.
By participating in the dena RES programme, Intech hopes to increase its visibility in the French-speaking world. High demand and growth opportunities are expected in the long term especially in the off-grid segment in the French overseas territories (DOM-TOM), which are to be actively addressed with the pilot project.

This project is part of the worldwide dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme coordinated by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) - the German Energy Agency - and supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) within the German Energy Solutions Initiative.
About Intech
Intech supplies turnkey solutions in the field of energy technology. Its expertise includes off-grid power supply systems, photovoltaic plants and combined heat and power generation. Thanks to its long-standing experience with renewable energies, Intech combines practical know-how with state-of-the-art technology to offer the best solutions to its customers. Intech develops projects worldwide and serves its customers through five subsidiaries on three continents. Its customer portfolio includes industrial companies, agricultural businesses, municipalities and private customers.

German Energy Agency (dena)
dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As Agency for Applied Energy Transition, it helps achieve energy and climate policy objectives by developing solutions and putting them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to do this, it brings partners from politics and business together, across sectors. dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the KfW Group.

German Energy Solutions Initiative
The transfer of energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative, which is coordinated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The initiative offers networking and business opportunities in Germany and abroad, it showcases reference projects and facilitates know-how exchange.

dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme (dena RES Programme)
The dena RES Programme was developed by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency. This programme, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the German Energy Solutions Initiative, helps German renewable energy companies enter new markets. Within the framework of the programme, reference and demonstration projects are installed in cooperation with prestigious institutions. The installation is accompanied by comprehensive PR, marketing and training programmes. These projects showcase high-quality German renewable energy technology and help participating companies gain a foothold in new markets.

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